Tom Hollander (OD 1980) will lead the cast in upcoming four-part BBC drama ‘Us’, based on David Nicholl’s best-selling 2014 novel of the same name.
Most recently known for starring in The Night Manager, Tom will star alongside Saskia Reeves (Luther) and Tom Taylor (Doctor Foster).
David Nicholls says: “It’s a huge thrill to see the novel come to life, and with such a wonderful cast and production team. We want to make something funny, touching and beautiful, to really explore marriage and family life, all against this incredible backdrop.”
Douglas (Tom Hollander) has pegged it as the family holiday of a lifetime, to mark their last summer together before their son Albie (Tom Taylor) leaves home for university. However before they embark on the trip, Connie (Saskia Reeves) drops a bombshell: she’s not sure she wants to be married to him any more. Douglas seizes the holiday as his chance to fix things, a desperate quest to save his marriage in some of the most beautiful cities in the world. Will he be able to convince Connie that he is the man she fell in love with?
Reflecting David Nicholls’ signature mix of humour and heartbreak, Us brings the Petersens’ poignant and often hilarious story to life, taking viewers with them on their once-in-a-lifetime journey. Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, said: “We feel so honoured to be bringing David’s beautiful novel to BBC One and to have the brilliant Tom Hollander and Saskia Reeves playing the leading roles …”
Filming took place in London, Amsterdam, Venice, Barcelona and Paris.
Episode One airs Sunday 20th September, 9pm. It’s supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, a last chance for the three of them to spend quality time together before Albie leaves home for university. But things don’t go as Douglas has meticulously planned…
*Cover Photo: BBC Media Centre